Belarusian president frees all 6 political prisoners as he seeks better relations with West

August 22, 2015 5:03 PM

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MINSK, Belarus – The authoritarian president of Belarus has pardoned all six political prisoners in the former Soviet republic, including a former opposition presidential candidate.

Freeing political prisoners was a condition set by the European Union and United States for improved relations with Belarus, which has been ruled by Alexander Lukashenko since 1994.

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